Wednesday 16 January 2019

Ivor Browne to appear at the Model

Psychiatrist Ivor Browne.
Psychiatrist Ivor Browne.

The sell-out screening of a film on the renowned psychiatrist Ivor Browne is coming to Sligo this month, along with the man himself.

Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. His pioneering and often controversial work on behalf of the many who cannot speak for themselves is well-known.

Alan Gilsenan's new film captures the essence of this extraordinary man. In a quirky and challenging cinematic portrait we meet Browne, now in his late-eighties, who is still full of energy, good humour and compassion, and who remains a deeply-informed, startlingly innovative thinker. The film contains contributions from a host of familiar faces including Tommy Tiernan, Tom Murphy, Mary Coughlan, Sebastian Barry, and Nell McCafferty.

Browne and producer of "Meetings with Ivor" Tomás Hardiman will appear at The Model, The Mall, on Friday 25th May at 14.00 for a 14.30 screening hosted by Sligo Samaritans.

After the screening of the film, there will be a discussion with Ivor Brown. To register see

Sligo Champion